Timeline of scouting

  • The Founder of Scouting

    The Founder of Scouting
    The Boy Scout movement was founded in Great Britain by General Robert S.S. Baden- Powell. He is the founder of Scouting, he started a camp were he taught young boys survival tips and camping which became the starting ground of Scouting. He wrote a book called "Scouting for Boys." He started the organization known as Scouting which is in over 120 countries and has over 3 million members.

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    Scouts is a organization which is open to all people. Scouts offers leadership and a verity of great activities. Over 120 countries have taken part in scouting and millions of people are in Scouts. Scouts was founded by Baden Powell and his creation of Scouts still continues till this day. There are many parts of Scouting that people can join such as Scouts, Sea Scouts, and venturing crews. Scouts offers life changing experiences and great knowledge.
  • Scout Motto

    Scout Motto
    Robert Baden-Powell created the Scout motto known as "Be Prepared." He published it in his book "Scouting for Boys" and in the book he told what be prepared means. He said that It means “you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty" (Scouting for Boys). The motto is a iconic symbol of scouting and is practiced and lived by every scout. Image- https://tinyurl.com/y9947cz5
  • First Scout Camp

    First Scout Camp
    Robert Baden-Powell organized a nine day camp at the Brownsea Island, which consisted of 20 teenage boys. At the camp Robert Baden-tested his idea for training boys. In the army he found the best way to teach was in small groups, so he had split the boys into four groups and the oldest were know as the patrol leaders. At camp the boys were taught how to tie knots, start a fire, set up camp, and taught survival tips. The camp was the start of Scouting. Image-https://tinyurl.com/yaak4pl6
  • Scouting for Boys

    Scouting for Boys
    "Scouting for Boys," written by Robert Baden-Powell was a book which talked about what Robert Baden=Powell did with his troops. The book talked about survival skills such as building fires, stalking animals and talked about proper manners. The book was very popular by many young boys, who practiced the stuff in the book. The book led to the start of Scouting. Image- https://www.google.com/books/edition/Scouting_for_Boys/bGi1txZFWPMC?hl=en&gbpv=0
  • First National Boy Scout Meeting

    First National Boy Scout Meeting
    There were over 60,000 who were part of the Boy Scouts by the end of 1908. In September 1909 the first Boy Scout meeting was held, it was held at the Crystal palace in London. There was over ten thousand Scouts that showed up. Including a group of girls who called themselves the Girl Scouts. Image- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1909_Crystal_Palace_Scout_Rally
  • Sea Scouts

    Sea Scouts
    TS Mercury was the last camp that was organized by Robert Baden-Powell. The camp consisted of water based activities. The camp was the start of the Sea Scouts, which were a part of the Scouting organization except they did most of there actives in the water. Image- https://seascout.org/about/history/
  • British Boy Scouts

    British Boy Scouts
    After Robert Baden-Powell tested the camp and published his book, there was a huge interested in Scouting. Many young boys were interested in joining Scouts and so in 1909 the British Boy Scouts was formed. Image- https://bbsandbgs.org.uk/history.php
  • Boy Scouts of America

    Boy Scouts of America
    In 1909 a publisher named W.D. Boyce was visiting London, when he got lost in the fog an unknown Scout came to him and guided him to his destination. Boyce offered him a tip but he refused saying that he was a Scout and doing his good turn daily. This made Boyce interested in Scouts and learned more about it. When he returned to the U.S he incorporated the BSA. https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2019/03/28/what-was-the-first-troop-in-the-united-states-the-answer-isnt-so-simple/
  • Girl Scouts

    Girl Scouts
    Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts in the USA. A meeting with Robert Baden-Powell inspired her to start the Girl Scouts. She started the first girl troop in Savannah, Georgia. The Girl Scouts are a part of the Scouting organization and serve over a million girls. Image- https://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/our-history/juliette-gordon-low.html
  • First Eagle Scout

    First Eagle Scout
    Arthur Rose Eldred from Troop 1 was the first Eagle Scout. He had completed all of his merit badges and all he had left was the board of review. After his board of review on August 21, 1912 he was informed that he was the First Eagle Scout ever. Image- https://nesa.org/become-an-eagle/eagle-award-history/#:~:text=The%20first%20Eagle%20Scout,-The%20First%20Eagle&text=That%20Scout%2C%20Arthur%20Rose%20Eldred,at%20the%20age%20of%2016.
  • Order of the Arrow

    Order of the Arrow
    A camp director named E. Urner Goodman, wanted to so something to recognize a selected few campers, because of their cheerful spirit and service to the camp. So to recognize them he made the Order of the Arrow ceremony. Camps recognized this and started adding this to there camps. The Order of the Arrow became one of the high camp honors to earn. Image- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Arrow
  • Cub Scouts

    Cub Scouts
    Boy Scouts was offered to older boys, so Robert Baden-Powell founded the Wolf Cubs, also known as the Cub Scouts. The Cub Scouts were a similar thing to the Boy Scouts except it was offered to younger people and was the bridge way to entering Boy Scouts. Once you completed Cub Scouts and were old enough, you were able to enter into Boy Scouts. Image- http://www.tigardcubs.org/activities/cub%20history/cubhistory.htm
  • The Start of Girl Scout Cookies

    The Start of Girl Scout Cookies
    It started in Muskogee, Oklahoma when a group of girls had an idea of selling cookies. Other troops began taking part in it and begun selling cookies as well. Girl Scout troops began selling homemade cookies as a way of fundraising. This was the start of the soon to be known Girl Scout cookies. Image- https://www.girlscouts.org/en/cookies/all-about-cookies/Cookie-History/100-years-of-cookie-history.html#:~:text=And%20while%20fun%20is%20part,by%20Girl%20Scouts%20in%201917.
  • First Scout Jamboree

    First Scout Jamboree
    The jamboree was hosted by the United Kingdom in London. The jamboree had over 8,000 Scouts, the jamboree offered many actives and competitions for the troops to do. There were campsites in which the Scouts set up tents and spent the night there. The jamboree is a means of developing a spirit with and connecting with the other Scouts from other nations. Image-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1st_World_Scout_Jamboree
  • The Official Start of the Girl Scout Cookies

    The Official Start of the Girl Scout Cookies
    The Girl Scouts had their first sale of the official Girl Scout cookies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Former first lady Lou Henry Hoover got the Girl Scout cookies rolling by having the first national sale of Girl Scout cookies. It was during this time that the Girl Scout cookies became what they are today. The cookies were not just recognized as regular cookies but recognized as Girl Scout cookies. Image-https://tinyurl.com/y75otf5b
  • Order of the Arrow becomes part of the Boy Scout program

    Order of the Arrow becomes part of the Boy Scout program
    Lots of camps began to adopt the Order of the Arrow program. As more camps took part of the Order of the Arrow, it soon then became part of the national Boy Scout program. The Order of the Arrow became part of the national brotherhood of the BSA. The order of the Arrow offers Scouts a chance to become part of something bigger in Scouts and a chance to be recognized as a part of brotherhood.
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  • Philmont High Adventure camp

    Philmont High Adventure camp
    Philmont is the largest high adventure camp. The camp is located in New Mexico and offers a bunch of actives. The camp is a high adventure camp which is offers to older scouts of ages 14 and above. The camp is a high amount of hiking, requiring the Scouts to walk miles each day to get to there next activity. The camp offers Scouts with a chance to have a once in a lifetime opportunity and offers a bunch of fun actives. Image-https://tinyurl.com/y97pe35y
  • Scouts help with the war

    Scouts help with the war
    The Boys Scouts helped collect materials for the war. They collected scraps of metal, paper, and rubber. By the end of April the Scouts had collected over 300,000 tons of wasted paper. The paper was then reused for the war by making posters, paper, and military equipment. They were awarded the Eisenhower Award for the contributions for collecting all that paper. Image- https://www.dday.org/2017/03/23/scouts-in-the-second-world-war/
  • First Eagle Scout to walk on the moon.

    First Eagle Scout to walk on the moon.
    Neal Armstrong was a part of Scouting and was a Eagle Scout. Neal Armstrong was the fist man to walk on the moon, making him not only the fist man on the moon but also the fist Scout/Eagle Scout on the moon. Image- https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/apollo11.html
  • 11 of 12 men to walk on the moon were Scouts

    11 of 12 men to walk on the moon were Scouts
    11 out of 12 people to ever walk on the moon were a part of Boy Scouts. Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt were the last people to ever walk on the moon and both were a part of Scouts. Image- https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/12-men-who-walked-moon-ncsl707951
  • First Eagle Scout president

    First Eagle Scout president
    General Ford was the first Eagle Scout to become president of the United States. He was the 38th president and was part of the Boy Scouts. He had done Scouting for many years of his life and had earned Eagle. He was the first and only Eagle Scout to become president. Image- https://www.britannica.com/biography/Gerald-Ford
  • Sea Base

    Sea Base
    Sea Base is one of the high adventure camps that is offered to scouts. At Sea Base you offered a bunch of actives and options that you can do. It is a week long camp, in which you live on a boat for a week. Sea Base is located in the Florida keys and is a high adventure camp offered to older scouts. Image- https://www.bsaseabase.org/about/
  • Boy Scout Popcorn

    Boy Scout Popcorn
    The Boy Scouts needed a way to raise money and do fundraisers. The Girl Scouts have been selling cookies and the Boy Scouts needed something that they could sell. So they choose popcorn. This was the start of the Boy Scout popcorn, which is sold in order for fundraising for troops. Image- https://www.samhoustonbsa.org/popcorn
  • 100 years of Boy scouts

    100 years of Boy scouts
    Scouts has been around for 100 years now. During those 100 years Scouts has impacted the world, millions of people have taken part of Scouting and have done something with the help of Scouting. Scouts has offered people a great thing to be a part of which will impacted the rest of there lives. Over the years Scouts has branched off to other countries and people around the world. Image- https://sites.google.com/site/scouting100year/the-100th-anniversary-of-the-bsa
  • Scout Rank

    Scout Rank
    A new rank was added to the Boy Scouts called the Scout rank. It was the first rank that can be earned and must be earned in order to proceed forward and earn the other ranks. You must completed all the requirements first in order to receive the Scout rank. Image- http://www.usscouts.org/advance/boyscout/bsrank1.asp#:~:text=Scout%20became%20a%20rank%20effective,a%20member%20of%20a%20troop.
  • Girls can join Cub Scouts

    Girls can join Cub Scouts
    Before 2017 girls were unable to join Boy Scouts of America. Though this changed as 2017 when the BSA announced that young girls could be a part of Cub Scouts. This meant that girls could join Cub Scouts with boys. Image-https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2018/04/16/heres-when-and-how-you-can-start-welcoming-girls-into-your-cub-scout-pack/
  • Girls have the chance to earn Eagle

    Girls have the chance to earn Eagle
    The Boy Scout program was changed to become just Scouts BSA. There had been arguments about how girls were not able to be a part of the Boy Scouts and could not do what they did. Though that changed as on February 1st girls were able to earn the rank of Eagle and be a part of the Scouts BSA. Image- https://www.britannica.com/biography/Gerald-Ford
  • Boy Scouts file for Bankruptcy

    Boy Scouts file for Bankruptcy
    The Boy Scout organization filed for bankruptcy after it was faced with 300 lawsuits about reports of men being sexually abused as Scouts. The organization says it will created a trust to provided compensation to its victims. Image- https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/18/us/boy-scouts-bankruptcy/index.html